Individual school boundaries have been established for all Unit 5 Schools based on the residence of the parent or guardian. The following procedure has been established to address the issues of attending a school other than the one assigned.

    For K-8 students, exceptions will be granted based on the enrollment numbers at the requested and the assigned schools. Receiving an attendance exception is a privilege, not a right.

    For High School (9-12) students, exceptions will be granted only for documented health or psychological problems. In order for a student attending high school on an attendance exception basis to participate in any Illinois High School Association (IHSA) sponsored activities, the student must be declared eligible by that organization.

    Standard Procedure and Request Form


    2021-2022 Attendance Exception Application


    Please return completed form to the Unit Office.